Managing Partner and Chairman of the Investment Committee.
John is the Managing Partner and Chairman of the Investment Committee.
Prior to founding Metric Capital Partners, John was a partner at TowerBrook Capital Partners where he invested in European private equity transactions. Prior to joining TowerBrook, he was the Global Head of Corporate Credit at UBS Investment Bank, based in London, and also served as a member of the Investment Banking Global Management Committee.
Previously, John served as a senior member of the Deutsche Bank and Barclays Capital Leveraged Finance teams and prior to that he invested in private equity transactions for Bankers Trust.
John holds a BSc, magna cum laude, from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Partner and Member of the Investment Committee
Giovanni is a Partner of the firm and member of the Investment Committee. He also oversees the firm’s origination effort.
Prior to founding Metric Capital Partners, Giovanni was at Barclays Capital in London where he held primary coverage and transaction origination responsibilities over a variety of European and Middle Eastern private equity firms.
Prior to joining Barclays Capital, he was a Director in the Leveraged Finance and Debt Advisory group of UBS Investment Bank, based in London, where he oversaw the group’s activities in Southern Europe, Middle East and South Africa covering the entire spectrum of leveraged products (loans, bonds and mezzanine) as well as debt and restructuring advisory.
Giovanni holds a Laurea (magna cum laude) in Economics from “Universita’ Federico II” and an MBA from IESE Business School. He speaks English, Italian, Spanish and Danish.
Partner and Member of the Investment Committee
Peter is a Partner of the firm and manages its investor relations function, as well as being a member of its Investment Committee.
Prior to joining Metric Capital Partners, Peter served as Managing Director in charge of Stakeholder Relationships for Terra Firma Capital Partners. In his role, he focussed on Terra Firma’s relationships with investors, regulators, governments, banks and media as well as having an active role in Terra Firma’s investment committee and business development activity.
Previously, Peter was the Global Managing Partner of Clifford Chance, one of the world’s leading international law firms with over 3,500 lawyers in 30 offices. During his 36 years tenure with Clifford Chance, Peter became a trusted adviser to the CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies and oversaw Clifford Chance’s best ever financial performance in 2005-2006.
Peter holds a BA (hons) in Economics and History from the University of Exeter.
Peter is a Non-Executive Director of Circle Holdings Plc and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Madrid Business School.
Prior to joining Metric Capital Partners, Phil was a Partner at Kelso Place Asset Management, a UK private equity investor in underperforming businesses.
From 2002 to 2009, Phil was the CEO and Managing Director of Sun European Partners, LLP, a leading European private equity investor in operational turnarounds and distressed European businesses.
Phil spent twelve years, from 1991 to 2003, with Lehman Brothers where, most recently, he was Managing Director and Co-head of the firm’s European telecommunications practice. Phil also served with Chemical Bank from 1986 to 1989 in Europe and the United States in Leveraged Finance.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, with First Class Honours, from the London School of Economics and Political Science and his Masters of Business Administration from the Stern School of Business, New York University.
Prior to joining Metric Capital Partners, Alastair was a Principal at TowerBrook Capital Partners in London. At TowerBrook, Alastair invested in European private equity transactions and worked on a number of investments across sectors/geographies/sizes. Prior to joining TowerBrook Capital Partners in 2009, Alastair was in the investment banking division at UBS, originally in the Consumer & Retail team and then in the Leveraged Finance team.
Alastair has a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.
Bjorn Tessiore joined Metric Capital Partners as Investment Associate in September 2012.
Prior to joining Metric, Bjorn was a member of the investment team at RiverRock ECP, a European Alternative Asset Manager. During his time at RiverRock he focused on European illiquid credit investments and public equities.
Bjorn graduated from ESCP-EAP in Paris with a Diplome de Grande Ecole in Management. He speaks English, Norwegian, Italian and French.
Prior to joining Metric Capital Partners, Jan was a Director at Lion Capital in London. At Lion Capital, Jan focused on consumer & retail private equity transactions and worked on a number of investments across geographies & sizes. Prior to joining Lion Capital in 2008, Jan was with Bain & Company in Munich.
Jan holds a degree in electrical engineering and business administration from Technische Universität Berlin and an M.B.A. from IESE Business School.
Lukas joined Metric Capital Partners as an Analyst in June 2014.
Prior to joining Metric, Lukas spent time with Wolf Theiss Attorneys at Law in project finance and Allianz Global Investors in portfolio management. Lukas graduated from the University of Oxford with an MSc in Law and Finance (distinction). He also holds an LLB in Business Law and a BSc in Finance and Accounting from the Vienna University of Economics and Business.
Kurt joined Metric Capital Partners in September 2019.
Kurt was previously Vice President of Corporate Development at 9 Story Media Group, where he led acquisitions and corporate finance, and has previous private equity experience at ZMC.
Kurt is a CFA Charterholder and holds a MSc in Finance from London Business School. He speaks English and French.
Jonathan joined Metric Capital Partners as an Investment Analyst in June 2018.
Prior to joining Metric Capital, Jonathan worked in the Industrials team at Deutsche Bank. During his time at Deutsche Bank he primarily focused on M&A and credit transactions across a variety of industrial sub-sectors.
Jonathan holds a MA in Economics and Finance from the University of Aberdeen. He speaks English and Hungarian.
Carl joined Metric Capital Partners in 2019.
Prior to joining Metric Capital, Carl was an Investment Associate at the Bronfman Family Office. Prior to that, Carl was an Associate in the Consumer, Retail & Leisure M&A team at Rothschild in London.
Carl has a BSc in Mathematics & Economics International from the University of Leeds.
Senior Principal and COO
Diego focuses on the operational improvement of the companies in Metric’s portfolio. Prior to joining Metric, Diego managed the turnaround of and successful exit from the fourth largest European manufacturer of electric motors for white goods. He was also the President of Ana Holding, one of Romania’s largest business conglomerates. Before that, he was the Head of Operations at the McKinsey Investment Office, the fund that manages McKinsey & Co.’s pension plan and its partners’ contributions. Before that he was a senior engagement manager at McKinsey & Co. based in New York. Diego holds a dual degree MBA (Cum Laude)/Master in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a B.Sc. in Economics from Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia.
Robert focuses on the operational improvement of the companies in Metric’s portfolio.
Prior to joining Metric, Robert was Investment Director at BlueGem Capital Partners, a pan-European private equity firm, with a focus on portfolio management. Before that, Robert was an Investment Director at Kelso Place Asset Management, a UK private equity investor in underperforming businesses, and associate in the London office of Summit Partners, a US growth equity firm.
Robert started his career at JPMorgan, advising clients on pan-European transactions in both the Telecoms, Media and Technology M&A and Debt Capital Markets teams.
Robert holds an MSc in Business (Finance major) from Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
George joined Metric Capital Partners in 2019 and focuses on the operational improvement of the companies in Metric’s portfolio.
Prior to joining Metric, George was a Manager in EY’s mid-market private equity value creation team where he advised on pre-deal due diligence projects and post-deal strategy and operational improvement initiatives.
George holds an MChem in Chemistry from the University of Oxford and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Chairman and member of the Investment Committee
John Connolly is the Chairman of Metric Capital and member of its Investment Committee.
John was the former Global Chairman of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and the Senior Partner and CEO of Deloitte UK. John also chaired the Deloitte Global Corporate Responsibility Council.
John spent his entire career with Deloitte holding a wide range of senior leadership positions in the UK and internationally. By background, John was a Corporate Finance Partner and Advisory Partner for a number of the firm’s most prominent clients.
John is also Chairman of AMEC plc, Ingeus UK, a member of the International Business Advisory Council London, the International Business Advisory Council Rome, the Board of Trustees of the International Business Leaders Forum, the CBI Advisory Board, the Governing Body of the London Business School, the British American Business International Advisory Board and a member of the Board in the World Economic Forum Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI). He is also a member of one of the NSPCCs Charity Boards.
Kavita Rai joined Metric Capital Partners as Financial Controller in September 2014.
Prior to joining Metric, Kavita was a member of the Client Services team at Augentius, a leading Private Equity and Real Estate administrator. During her time at Augentius, she gained experience working on a range of funds across different asset classes and worked on the Metric account for the final 2 years.
Kavita graduated from the University of Reading with a BA in Accounting and Management and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Nicole is the acting General Counsel of Metric.
She is currently on secondment from White & Case LLP where she specializes in private equity transactions, advising private equity institutions, investors and management teams, with a focus on mergers & acquisitions, structuring and equity arrangements.
Nicole previously trained and worked at magic circle firm Linklaters and holds an LLB from Kings College London.
Senior Financial Controller
Sarfraz joined the Finance team in July 2016 as Financial Controller.
Sarfraz has over three years of experience as a member of the Client Services team at Augentius where he worked on a wide portfolio of clients. Sarfraz graduated from the University of Leicester with a BSc in Economics and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Karolina joined Metric in August 2016.
Prior joining Metric, Karolina worked as an Office Manager for a Financial Advisor and Mortgage Broker. Before that, she worked for Bartlett Mitchell, a contract catering company managing flagship contracts and mobilizing new sites.
Karolina holds a BA (Hons) in Administrative Law from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland.
Monika joined Metric Capital as a Team Assistant in April 2019.
Prior to joining Metric, Monika was working in London for global financial organizations such as HSBC and Bank of America/Meryll Lynch. Monika graduated from Warsaw University with BA (Hons) in Tourism and Hotel Management. She speaks English, Polish and Russian.
Prior to joining Metric Capital Partners, Erwin was a Senior Advisor at Richmond Park Partners, an independent advisory firm in London.
Before that Erwin was a Managing Director and the Head of Northern Europe Investment Banking Advisory at Barclays Capital.
Prior to joining Barclays Capital, he was a Managing Director and responsible for the Strategic Transactions Group at HSBC Global Banking. He also served as a member of the HBSC Global Banking management team for Europe.
Previously, Erwin served with Merrill Lynch in their global M&A group. He started his professional career at MeesPierson in The Netherlands.
Erwin holds an MSc in Economics from Groningen University in the Netherlands..
Prior to joining Metric Capital Partners, Louis was a Vice-President at Bpifrance, the French sovereign fund, where he was part of the Mid & Large Caps team, investing in listed and private French companies across a wide range of sectors / industries.
Prior to joining Bpifrance in 2011, Louis was at Lazard, first focusing on TMT and then as part of the generalist team, advising clients on M&A transactions in Europe and North Africa.
Before that, Louis also worked at Citi in London as well as at Oddo BHF in Paris.
Louis holds an MSc in Finance & Strategy from SciencesPo Paris, where he is now a teacher.
Miguel joined Metric Capital Partners in 2017 as Investment Director and opened the MCP Madrid office.
Prior to joining Metric, Miguel was the Head of HIG Whitehorse in Iberia, being responsible for originating and executing primary financing for SME in Spain and Portugal.
Before that, Miguel was part of the Debt & Capital Advisory at PwC Spain. During his time at PwC he focused on the advisory to alternative investment funds to originate and execute transactions with Spanish SME.
Previously, Miguel served as an associate in the Acquisition Finance Department at BBVA in New York. He started his career in the Structured Finance Department at Banco Popular in Madrid.
Sebastian joined Metric Capital Partners in 2018 as an Investment Director and opened the MCP Munich office.
Prior to joining Metric, Sebastian was an Investment Professional at EQT Partners since 2015, investing in large and mid-cap companies. Before that, Sebastian worked at A.T. Kearney since 2009, advising clients on strategy, restructuring and M&A projects
Sebastian holds a PhD in Finance and a Diploma in Physics from Technical University Munich. Furthermore, he holds an Honors Degree in Technology Management from the Center for Digital Technology & Management.
Lars joined Metric Capital Partners in 2019 as an Investment Director and opened the MCP Stockholm office.
Prior to joining Metric, Lars was a partner and head of European origination at the Riverside Company, an international private equity investor in the lower end of the mid-market.
Before joining Riverside in 2007, Lars spent more than 10 years in private equity and M&A advisory, both as founder of an M&A advisory business in Stockholm but also at UBS Capital, the private equity arm of UBS, in London and at Arthur Andersen and Coopers & Lybrand in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and in Stockholm, Sweden.
Lars holds an M.Sc. in Financial Economics and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Luis joined Metric Capital Partners as an Investment Analyst in April 2019.
Prior to joining Metric Capital, Luis worked in the Spanish IB team at Deutsche Bank. During his time at Deutsche Bank he worked as a generalist on M&A, ECM and DCM transactions across a variety of sub-sectors.
Luis holds a MA in Business Adminsitration and Finance from CUNEF University. He speaks English and Spanish.
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